Posts Tagged ‘wine country events’

Hot Air Balloon over the Wine Country

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Create a lifetime memory on a Hot Air Balloon over the Wine Country!

Perfect for proposals, anniversaries, weddings, or the ultimate birthday adventure!  Up and Away Ballooning is FAA-certified.  They can accommodate families, groups, even just couples.  Flights last about one hour and can range from 3 to 10 miles depending on wind currents.  The balloon ride is just half of your special morning because all fares include and incredible gourmet champagne brunch nearby at the Kendall-Jackson Winery.  After brunch, a hearty toast is made to all new aeronauts, a personalized flight certificate, and a cloisonné pin of the balloon in which you flew.  Reserved passengers and crew meet at the Sonoma County Airport in Windsor.

For more info: call 707-836-0171 or toll free 800-711-2998.  Their website is

Healdsburg Farmer’s Market

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Farmers market season is coming up and Healdsburg has a great farmers market! It runs twice weekly once on Tuesday  and  once on Saturday. Tuesdays the market is located in the Plaza and runs from 4-6:30 pm from June 2 through October and the Saturday market runs 9am -12pm at North and Vine St from May 2 through November. Come and support the local farmers by shopping here! There is lots of great produce, crafts and treats for everyone!

Spring is creeping up on us here in Healdsburg!

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The weather has been beautiful the last few days warm and the spring breeze is blowing. It is perfect outdoor weather for Driving especially through the vineyards where the mustard flowers are blooming and it is a vibrant yellow against the lush green from the winter rains. We have wonderful weather for the spring some rainy days but plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures!

Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Trade Show

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Coming March 4th, if you can attend this trade show, it’s a great way to sample local business offerings, goodies, lots of information and meet your Healdsburg business owners. It’s from 5-7 p.m. — local restaurants, hotels, vacation rental companies (yes, Healdsburg Prop. Mgmt. will be ther!), retailers, just about every category will display for you what they’re all about!  Go to the Chamber’s Web site for details —

Barrel Tasting

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Coming up the first two weekends in March, where local wineries open up tastings right from their cellars.  It’s a unique and educational event.  Naturally casual because it’s West Sonoma County!  See for events, and barrel tasting weekends.  We also offer vacation rentals if you need a place to stay.


Saturday, January 31st, 2009

If you’ve never been to the crab feed held at Michele Schlumberger, make it a point to go next year.  Last night was such a fun time — unpretentious, held by the cellar crew, very casual.  The wine poured was unending and worth the $50/pp price alone, and coupled with as much crab as we wanted, unending clam chower, salad and garlic bread, it was heavenly.  We met a couple from Guerneville who I’m sure we’ll be friends with a long time, not to mention the local Healdsburg folks who we’ve known for years.  Friendly staff, comfortable, intimate, not a huge crowd — just perfect.

Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival

Friday, January 30th, 2009

On February 6, 2009, Celebrate the return of the Steelhead to the Rusian River at the Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival. Friday is the Gala Dinner at Hotel Healdsburg, saturday the Healdsburg Plaza will be full of fish themed activities, free trout pond latest gear, art from local artists, info booths from Trout Unlimited, Dept. of Fish and Game and more. Sunday has cooking classes and guides available for fishing trips.

Cloverdale Citrus Fair Feb 13-16, 2009

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Want something different in late winter? Try the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. It’s really enjoyable, and a treat for small children or the child within each of us. There’s an orange juice squeezing contest, a beauty contest for small children, carnival rides, music, dancing and Elvin Bishop. Try it!